DeKalb officials demonstrate frying techniques


In the past decade or so, a turkey cooking trend has become more popular during the holidays. Deep frying turkey cuts down on cooking time and produces a different flavor than traditional oven-baked turkey for a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. However, there are unintended consequences if not done properly, according to DeKalb fire officials. On […]

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DeKalb fire department hosts child car seat event


The DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Department hosted a child car seat program to help residents understand Georgia’s child safety laws and how to install car seats properly. The event, held on Nov. 9, was in Decatur on Memorial Drive at the Super Wal-Mart Center. Fire Rescue officials said they wanted an event that could […]

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DeKalb residents still frustrated over water bills


County seeking resolutions Jennifer Tate, a Brookhaven resident who said she’s still dealing with high water bills from the county, said she has little faith in the county to resolve her issues. Some DeKalb residents seemed to share Tate’s sentiment at a town hall meeting Nov. 10 to discuss high water bills. The meeting, held […]

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Decatur’s modern-day ‘candy lady’

Decatur’s modern-day ‘candy lady’

Tucked inside a small plaza off of Glenwood Road in Decatur lies one of Decatur’s sweet secrets that’s becoming more popular.  Sweet Thang’s Candy Boutique at 4469 Glenwood Road recently celebrated its one-year anniversary in Decatur.  From humble beginnings to plans on expanding in the near future, shop owner Shantrice Fulton said starting her own […]

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I like Mike

Mike Thurmond is surrounded by supporters as he celebrates a victory in downtown Decatur at the Courtyard Marriott on Clairemont Avenue.

“I like Mike.” A catchy slogan that eventually turned into campaign signs for former DeKalb County Schools superintendent Michael Thurmond. The “I like Mike” campaign flyers were scattered across DeKalb County on Election Day and apparently DeKalb County residents like Mike, too. At press time, Thurmond was leading Republican candidate Jack Lovelace with 74 percent […]

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Volunteers planting seeds of success  


A public median on Hairston Road, just south of Redan Road looks a little more colorful thanks to Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation (GHHCDC)—a non-profit volunteer organization that promotes business development in DeKalb County. On Oct. 29, volunteers planted trees and bushes to revitalize business in the area. According to GHHCDC officials, thousands of […]

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Local blacksmith, church make international difference

Local blacksmith, church make international difference

Equipped with a Colt 38 pistol as a handle, AR15 rifle and a couple of single-barreled shotguns, the contraption sitting at the center of Columbia Presbyterian Church may appear to be used for something other than helping others.  However, with the help of a local blacksmith and various ministries, the church successfully demonstrated how to […]

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Restaurant for Repairs, local organization continue to give back


Since 2003, one of Decatur’s volunteer groups, the Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Service Project, has helped low-income residents in need of home repairs. Recently, the group held one of its biggest fundraisers of the year—Restaurant for Repairs. The Restaurant for Repairs fundraiser uses the help of DeKalb-based restaurants with a percentage of the proceeds […]

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